ECON 548
Human Capital and Development Spring 2022
Division II
Cross-listed ECON 548 / ECON 348
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Children around the world face unequal opportunities to attend school, and to learn. This course will introduce students to economic studies of education, focusing on pre-school through high school. The course will mainly cover research in low-income and middle-income countries, but will also discuss connections to policy debates in the United States and elsewhere. Topics will include the importance of early-life conditions and investments; the connections between health and education; the roles of information, incentives, inputs, and technology; research methods; and decisions between policy options. Students in this course will analyze data themselves, and will critically read published research.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 20
Expected: 20
Class#: 3472
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Grades are principally based on problem sets, two in-class exams, and short presentations by students.
Prerequisites: ECON 255, POEC 253, STAT 346, or permission of the instructor. CDE Fellows should have taken ECON 502 or 503.
Enrollment Preferences: Economics majors and CDE Fellows
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ECON 548 Division II ECON 348 Division II
Attributes: GBST Economic Development Studies Electives
POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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